Wedding Ideas: Legal, Financial and Insurance
Weddings are expensive, so it’s important for you to have all the latest legal and financial information. Take a look at our wedding insurance and budgeting advice below, or search for wedding insurance here…
If you’re planning a wedding in the near future, there’s a good chance your mind might be preoccupied with thoughts of dress fittings, seating plans and honeymoon destinations – especially now it looks as though larger weddings could be going ahead by the summer.
In tier 4 and in national lockdowns, Government guidelines have stated that weddings are only allowed to take place in very exceptional circumstances of a ‘deathbed wedding’. So, what exactly is a ‘deathbed wedding’?
Due to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease, many couples had to postpone or cancel their 2020 weddings. Whilst we now have roadmaps that give us an idea of when we can hope to see a return to larger weddings, this is still dependent on data, meaning that couples, venues and suppliers may still be seeking guidance on the law regarding cancellations and postponements.
The CMA (Competition & Markets Authority) has issued guidance on refunds and cancellations for the wedding sector, however, it is widely considered to be misleading and confusing. You can read the full CMA guidance here.
As coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of many weddings, couples are facing financial and legal difficulties. One of these issues relates to wedding insurance. As Covid-19 is an unprecedented situation, the cover that wedding insurance policies provide has been called into question, with many couples being told that their insurance won't be paying out. Here we have a summary of what you could potentially experience when dealing with wedding insurance during coronavirus.
Cancelling or postponing your wedding is every couple’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, cancelling or postponing has become a necessity for many couples due to the impact of COVID-19.
The coronavirus restrictions in each of the UK's nations are being stepped up following an increase in cases. Each step is informed by the UK's COVID Alert Level which, in turn, is determined by the R number. If the R number is below 1; it means the number of infections is decreasing or remaining manageable. The UK Covid R number currently sits at around 1.
You can find the latest government guidance for both wedding ceremonies and receptions in England here.
With the looming Brexit deadline, many couples are reviewing how this major change could affect their wedding day. During 2019, nearly 1 in 3 couples felt that Brexit had made their wedding more expensive. A further 30% said Brexit had put them off a destination wedding. Whether you're marrying in the UK or abroad, we've put together advice on how Brexit could affect your wedding preparations...
If you're dreaming of an outdoor wedding on the beach, in a garden or in a forest clearing, then you could be in luck - the Ministry of Justice is expected to make changes to the rules dictating where couples can marry in England and Wales, meaning that outdoor ceremonies could become a lot more flexible.
When it comes to paying your wedding suppliers, it's important to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible and that you're covered in case of any problems. Here are our top tips...
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